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Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary Information

The salary statistics of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,530
25th Percentile Wage
$85,560
50th Percentile Wage
$123,100
75th Percentile Wage
$171,630
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $171,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $123,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $60,530. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is almost 183% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$123,100
2.18% 12.31%
2016
$120,420
3.00% -
2015
$116,810
2.21% -
2014
$114,230
2.49% -
2013
$111,390
3.09% -
2012
$107,950
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Table 2. Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers in 20 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $144,130. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $88,100).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$144,130
Information
$143,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$139,350
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$135,880
Mining
$132,620
Manufacturing
$129,710
Utilities
$126,570
Wholesale Trade
$121,530
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$118,730
Construction
$115,160
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$112,140
Transportation and Warehousing
$108,760
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$105,330
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$104,580
Educational Services
$100,880
Health Care and Social Assistance
$97,810
Federal, State, and Local Government
$94,390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$91,550
Retail Trade
$91,090
Accommodation and Food Services
$88,100

Table 3. Salaries of Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Manager Related Occupations

The average annual salary of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales manager related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.

Occupation Median Annual Salary
Marketing Managers
$179,060
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
$155,980
Marketing and Sales Managers
$125,290
Sales Managers
$83,540
Advertising and Promotions Managers
$57,190



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